Which medications in the drug class Anticonvulsants are used in the treatment of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome?

Updated: Jul 17, 2018
  • Author: Sombat Muengtaweepongsa, MD, MSc; Chief Editor: Niranjan N Singh, MBBS, MD, DM, FAHS, FAANEM  more...
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Anticonvulsants

Mechanism of action of antiepileptics in this syndrome is still unknown. Carbamazepine has been shown to help the neuralgic pain associated with this syndrome, especially in cases of idiopathic geniculate neuralgia.

Carbamazepine (Tegretol, Carbatrol, Epitol, Equetro)

DOC that may reduce polysynaptic responses and block posttetanic potentiation. Adjust dose depending on response to treatment and blood levels.


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